What if “the way we’ve always done things” is the fastest way to agility?

Posted on September 12, 2018.

One of the biggest obstacles in changing the way your company works is undoing the years, often decades, of institutionalised inertia of “the way things have always been done.” There’s comfort in doing things the same way. It made us successful. It made us big! And, perhaps the most persuasive argument: no one ever got … Continue reading What if “the way we’ve always done things” is the fastest way to agility?

You suck at OKRs. Here’s why.

Posted on February 9, 2018.

This post was originally published to my newsletter subscribers (13k of them now). If you’d like to get these in your inbox sign up here Every company I work with these days claims to be using or trying to use Objectives and Key Results. Conceived at Intel and popularised by John Doerr and more recently … Continue reading You suck at OKRs. Here’s why.

Digital Transformation Is Not Innovation

Posted on October 30, 2017.

Josh Seiden & I are thrilled to announce the launch of Sense & Respond Press. Our newest venture, Sense & Respond Press, publishes short, beautiful, actionable books by leading practitioners in the field of innovation, digital transformation, product management, and design. Our readers are smart, busy, practical innovators. Our authors are experts working in the … Continue reading Digital Transformation Is Not Innovation

Funding agility. What’s the right model?

Posted on October 2, 2017.

16 5-star reviews for Sense & Respond:“Gothelf and Seiden starkly highlight that our twentieth-century management systems and practices simply cannot function in a world of constant change. In this insightful and practical book, they provide crucial principles and techniques for becoming a ‘sense and respond’ organization.” — Rita Gunther McGrathYou should grab a copy here and buy … Continue reading Funding agility. What’s the right model?